Professor, Department of Religious Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Maldonado is an expert on Catholicism, Cuban-American and Cuban religion, Afro-Cuban culture and religion, and more broadly Latino/a, Black, Latin American religion, and feminism.
Watch Dr. Maldonado and UM Student Government President Nawara Alawa speak to Channel 7′s Belkys Nery about what it was like to be in St. Peter’s Square when Francis was announced.
This video shares her impressions and thoughts on being at the Vatican, and on Pope Francis being the first pope from Latin America.